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hi as the title says its the first planted tank ever i just wanna know what the best begginer plants are foreground midground and background plants that dont require to much light and also the best stocklist to suite my tank.would it be worth using co2 because theres not enough light would it result in disaster and poison my fish i would like as much advice as i can get and also sugestions dimensions are 36"long 12"wide 16" high
 

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Welcome to APC :D

A 20G long is a nice size tank to start off with as your first planted tank.

Some good low light beginner plants are Anubias, Crypts, Mosses, Java Fern, four leaf clover (foreground), Hornwort, Ludwigia repens, Rotala, water sprite, Wisteria, Vallisneria, & sagittaria.

For low light plants you will want at least 1.5wpg (30 watts) with bulb rating of 6500k/6700k rating.

C02 is always benificial even in low light setups. Keep the bubble count (BSP) down & there will be no problems with hurting your fish. You could make your own (DIY) or buy a small system like Redsea or Hagan.

You may also want to read over, "Beginners Basic Introduction".
 

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trenac thank you for replying and thnxs for advice its very helpful would you also be able to come up with a ideal stocklist to :cool:

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The small puffers of the Carinotetraodon genus are perfect for 20g long tanks

I used a 65w 30" fixture over a 20g long, and that was enough to each me what I needed to know about dosing ferts, keeping carbon levels up, etc...
 

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trenac thank you for replying and thnxs for advice its very helpful would you also be able to come up with a ideal stocklist to :cool:

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Sorry for the delayed response... You have a lot of options in stocking your tank. I recommend staying with smaller species of fish. You could go with a live bearer setup with either Endlers, Platies or Guppys. Maybe a pair of Rams with a nice school of a small Tetras is another choice. For the bottom of the tank dwarf Corys or even some shrimp.
 
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